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Fremont Splash 8/17/2014 Sunday

Priming Your Child for School Success

NeuCode Web Development Workshop

Gum Shan 金山 (Gold Mountain) by Nancy Pratt

Girls Giving Back and Giving Thanks

It Takes a Village

Non-Profit Fundraising Opportunity at Levi’s Stadium

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FUSD’s Got Artists Contest 2014

Let Your Name Shine Poetry Collection Project

Public Speaking Competition

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Is My Child OK?

Not my Kid!

Fitness Makeover Contest 2014 at ClubSport Fremont – Ready, Set, Go

California Math League Contest (CAML) 5-23-2014

2014 CBC Youth Leadership Toastmasters Program

AC Transit Meetings

Summer Girls in Tech

FUSD District Theme Song Contest Registration Deadline Postponed

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Virtual Tutoring & Summer Camp

Help Fremont Family Recover from Fire Loss

Fitness Makeover Competition for FUSD Teachers / Staff – Capacity Full

Fitness Makeover Competition for FUSD Teachers / Staff

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Baby Clothing Drive Tricity Voice Article

Math League Club – Warm Springs Elementary School

District Song Contest – Deadline to Submit 4/30/2014

Free Tech Workshops at UC Berkeley by Tech Girls Rev

Smarter Balanced Test Preparation

Thank You, Grimmer School!


Fremont Council PTA Founders Day 2014 – Honoring Parent and Community Volunteers



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New Vendors for the FUSS Summer Programs Fair

Programs for your kids this summer

Academic Boot Camp & Private Tutoring

AMC 10B/12B Math Contest – February 19, 2014

FUSS Summer Programs Fair 2014

Presenting a Check to FUSD on January 15, 2014

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FUSS Summer Programs Fair 2014

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FUSD’s Got Talent Show 2013 – Winners

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FUSD’s Got Talent Show 2013 – See Who’s Representing Your School

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FUSD’s Got Talent Show 2013

  Come see the Talent Show and cheer for your schools on December 7, 2013,Saturday, 1pm – 5pm.27 FUSD schools and 300 students and staff will be performing on the same stage. The first place winners will get $800 and a beautiful Perpetual Trophy for the school.Winners of the FUSD’s Got Artists Contest 2013 will also be announced. Student products will be available for sale.  
Net proceeds from all FUSS events and product sales go to support FUSD schools, programs and students.

Participating Schools:
Elementary Schools:Ardenwood, Azevada, Blacow, Brier, Brookvale, Chadbourne, Forest Park, Gomes, Green, Grimmer, Leitch, Mattos, Millard, Mission Valley, Oliveira, Parkmont, Vallejo Mill, Warm Springs, Warwick
Junior High Schools:Hopkins, Horner, Thornton, Walters
High Schools: American, Irvington, Mission San Jose, Washington

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Cole Lewis Fund – FUSS Against Teen Drinking & Driving

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Speech and Debate 10 Week Fall Workshop 2013 – Capacity is Full

September 30, 2013 is the Deadline for FUSD’s Got Artists Contest

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New Hope and New Strength for a New School Year 2013-2014

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  FUSD’s Got Artists Contest


FUSD’s Got Artists Contest 2013

Click Here to Enter the Contest
Fremont Unified Student Store (FUSS) is happy to announce its first
FUSD’s Got Artists ContestEach participant will have a chance to win a cash award of $100 for his/her school
Theme:  My Happy PlaceEntry Fee:  $5/ArtworkDeadline to Apply:  September 30, 2013, MondayRules:
Drawings or Paintings must be the original and independent work of FUSD students
Paper Size: 8.5 x 11 / 8.5 x 14
Student’s name, school, grade level, telephone number and email address must be clearly and legibly written in the lower right corner of the BACK of the picture
Cash Prizes will be Awarded to the following Grade Levels:
   K-3rd,  4th – 6th , 7th – 8th, 9 th – 12th
Awards will be presented at the 2nd Annual
FUSD’s Got Talent Show in November 2013Winning entries will be printed and/or made into greeting cards and other products, and will include artist’s name.
We hope to see student participation from all FUSD schools
FUSS Starts the 2013 Summer with Speech & Debate Workshop for the FUSD 6th and 7th Graders, and Web Development Workshop for the 11th and 12th Graders

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Crisis Prevention Presentation at Mission San Jose High School

$5,300 Donation


Cole Lewis was a senior at Mission San Jose High School (MSJHS) when he got severely injured in a car accident that took place when the 2012 Thanksgiving break just started. Cole and his sister were passengers in the car. Even though Cole lost mobility of his hands and feet and is confined to wheelchair, he is working hard to gain full recovery.

When FUSS first heard about Cole Lewis’ accident from MSJHS administrators, FUSS decided to step up to help, not only Cole Lewis, but all FUSD students who suffer extremely serious and devastating tragedies in life.


In the process of helping Cole Lewis, not only has FUSS  worked with DDTV, VIFE, Tricity Voice, Fremont Bulletin, and many school community members to raise money for his physical therapies, but also has shared important lessons learned from Cole:

1.  When tragedies happen, they can either make us or break us.  Cole Lewis has chosen the former by fighting to overcome his disabilities.

2.   Don’t be bitter, but be thankful.

3.   Make right choices.

4.   True friends will walk alongside you.

Press and Media:

   POSTED ON DECEMBER – 10 – 2012

   Come out and support Cole Lewis at the fundraiser held at Clubsport Fremont on December 16 from 1-4 P.M.


Tri-City Voice Newspaper - What's Happening - Fremont, Hayward, Milpitas, Newark, Sunol and Union City, California
December 11, 2012 > Work out for Cole 
Work out for Cole 
Submitted By Kenny Jacoby
Cole Lewis, a Mission San Jose High School Student was badly hurt in a car accident recently and is currently in ICU at a Bay Area Hospital. Our desire is for everyone to come together and support his family that needs our help during this difficult time. We are asking for a $20 donation to benefit the Lewis family.1 p.m. Check-in begins at ClubSport1 p.m. – 4 p.m. enjoy designated activities such as basketball, swimming and fitness center (Those who would like to play racquetball, squash or badminton need to bring their own rackets).2:30 p.m. Special Zumba class for those who would like to participateWe will make a slideshow as an inspirational message to show our support. Please join us to lighten the load for a family in need and an opportunity to come together as a community.A workout for Cole
Sunday, Dec 16
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
46650 Landing Parkway, Fremont


DDTV Interview:



Fremont senior graduates despite challenges of accident

 Cole Robert Lewis, 18, is an athlete who refuses to sit idly by following an accident Nov. 17, 2012 in which he lost most of the mobility in his hands and legs.

“I always say, Focus on my ability, not my disability,'” Lewis said last week.

Despite being confined to a wheelchair, the senior was making the most of his final days at Mission San Jose High School by participating in the traditional celebratory activities leading up to graduation. He “danced” the night away with sister Calyne during Senior Ball June 1, extended a hand outward and received congratulations and a high school diploma from school officials yesterday, and attended grad night that evening.

Longstanding athlete

“It amazes me how strong he is,” mother Jolyne said before recalling the fateful night of the accident. Due to pending litigation, little could be shared other than Lewis’ best friend “lost control” of a vehicle with him, Calyne and other passengers inside. Lewis was the only one who sustained major impairment with a spinal cord injury.

“When I saw my son, when I got that phone call, it’s every parent’s worst nightmare,” Jolyne recalled. “ÉIt’s horrendous. I’m not going to tell you it’s easy because it’s not.”

During the interview, Jolyne played a nine-minute tribute she and her husband made about her son for a fundraising event this month. It started with pictures from Lewis’ childhood and moved forward through the years, many of which captured his longstanding athletic abilities with basketball, baseball and football group pictures and individual portraits.

Lewis participated in Mission San Jose Little League for years through the Senior Division, and was recognized as a 2011 all-star player. He advanced to Mission San Jose High School’s baseball team, on which he played until his accident.

“They still want him on the team,” Jolyne said, adding teammates tried to include him in the May 17 game against Logan High School as much as they could.

“We were heading into the stands and they said, ÔCole, where you are going? We want you in here with us,'” she said, adding Lewis stayed in the dugout area briefly because of their generosity. “ÉIt was wonderful.”

Lewis was also a Mission San Jose Warriors football player, competing on the varsity team his last two years.

“He was doing everything,” Jolyne said, explaining a normal summer schedule consisted of him waking up early and going to football practice until noon before heading to baseball for three hours and back to football for another session before coming home.

A new lifestyle

The slideshow then cuts to Lewis lying in bed beside sister Calyne before capturing some of the many exercises he has been doing through physical therapy.

“At first I was just moving my shoulders and then my left arm was the strongest arm and then I just started moving my right arm like a month and a half ago,” Lewis explained.

He first participated in physical therapy sessions, which included swimming exercises under supervision, while in the hospital before taking part in outpatient care beginning after his release Jan. 18.

All this while remaining persistent and doing whatever it took to graduate with the class of 2013.

During the two months Lewis was in the hospital, he worked out on site to gain the necessary credits for his weight training class. In addition, high school teacher Jamie Richards dropped off assignments for Lewis, mentioning extra credit opportunities along the way. A tutor was also working with Lewis twice a week through graduation to stay up to date on all his assignments.

He aspires to continue his studies at Ohlone College with a major in psychology, counseling or sports therapy.

Because of his drive to succeed, Lewis said the last eight months have been difficult. It has gone beyond just his inability to participate in sports.

“Dad, for the hundredth time,” Lewis said during the interview, asking to get his neck itched.

Family members said it has been a difficult process for everyone who has had to adapt to a new lifestyle.

“Everything is just different,” Calyne said. “Even 20 minutes ago he was like, Calyne, can you open the door?’ I’m like, You open it.’ I don’t remember.”

Benefit concert

Knowing these difficulties, Ivy Wu, former Fremont trustee and founder of Fremont Unified Student Store, reached out to Jolyne about hosting a benefit concert in Lewis’ honor to raise money for his chance at full mobility, spinal cord injury functional integrated therapy at SCI-FIT in Pleasanton. This comes with a hefty price tag: $2,000 per month.

Her organization and the Virtuoso International Flute Ensemble collected $5,300 in pre-concert and event donations during the June 1 performance at Centerville Presbyterian Church.

Because of this support, Lewis was able to start SCI-FIT the week before the concert.

“We’re hoping people continue to support him,” Wu said, adding donations are still being collected online. “It is truly encouraging to see the warm support from our community.”

Jolyne said as she was looking out at the audience while saying a few words from the pulpit during the event, it was surprising to see how many of the approximately 100 attendees she didn’t know who wanted to help her family.

“I thought the reaching out from the community has been awesome,” Jolyne said.

Ensemble director Judy Lam said she was happy to be a part of the benefit concert.

“VIFE strives for artistic excellence and dedicates its performances to support and benefit non-profit organizations and community events,” Lam said. “ÉAs their teacher, I am constantly thinking of that one last lesson before their departure.”

She continued: “This time, it is Cole’s story that we are all learning from. When our plan takes a detour because of life altering calamity, it takes courage and spiritual strength to embrace a higher plan and purpose beyond our own. It is also a story of devotion and sacrificial support from a loving family, wiping away tears and making sure the long journey to recovery will not be a lonely one.”

To make a donation to the family, visit

Contact Shannon Barry at or 408-262-2454. Visit us on our social media sites at and

Web Development Workshop:

This interactive workshop will provide an overview of website development. Instead of learning JavaScript, HTML, and CSS in a textbook format, students will receive individual guidance from a knowledgeable instructor (Front End Developer – MSJ/FUSD/UCSD Alumus) in a small class setting. At the end of the 4 week workshop, students will produce a dynamic website on the topic of their choice and leave prepared for more advanced and focused web development studies.

This workshop is for FUSD high school students who will be in the 11th or 12th grade starting Fall 2013/2014 school year. There will be 2 sessions for this workshop. Each session will be for 4 weeks. 2 hours on Saturday for 4 consecutive weeks:

1.  First 4-week session: 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13
2.  Second 4-week session:  7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10
3.  Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
4.  Location:  DMCA Bookstore – 46164 Warm Springs Blvd., #258, Fremont, CA 94539
5.  Cost: $88/session
6.  Laptop Computer: strongly recommended
7.  Capacity is limited. First come first served
8.  For more info, contact:

YOU are our FOCUS
FUSD students, schools and community

If you have a topic that you wish to discuss
If you have an act or talent that you wish to perform
If you have a work product or idea that you wish to present
If you have a skill or trade that you wish to share


It is relevant and conducive to the learning of our students
It inspires and motivates others to give and serve our schools
It promotes healthy living and life-long learning
It supports, encourages and builds up our school community

Please contact FUSS, and you may be our next FOCUS on the FUSS/DDTV Internet TV show:

Education in Fashion Fremont Bulletin Article

APRIL 7, 2013


Thank you, Fremont Bulletin, for printing a wonderful article about our Education in Fashion Show today:
Thank you, everyone, for your support and belief in our cause to raise money to support Fremont schools and programs by providing a platform for our students and school community to come together to showcase their talents as well as develop their potential, leadership and entrepreneurial-ship.
Full text of the article can be found here:
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Show Time – Education in Fashion Show

APRIL 7, 2013


Thanks to everyone who participated and came to the Education in Show to support FUSS’s cause to provide opportunities for students, parents, schools, community members to come together to raise money to support our schools.

We are so proud of our students for stepping out of their comfort zone to model for us and put on such a fabulous show!

We want to thank Eddie, our choreographer and Weddings and Dreams, for volunteering so much of their time, energy and resources to make this such a memorable experience for all.

We want to thank MSJHS and all FUSD administrators and board members for believing in our cause and giving us such huge support by modeling, performing and attending our Show.

We want to thank all our sponsors for their generous contribution.

Last, but not least, we want to thank all FUSS team members and volunteers for their dedication and hardwork!

What a great show! What a great team work! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Check out our website right here for some behind-the scene photos.

We will have the professional photos and video available as soon as we can.


Presenting Check to FUSD Board 3_13_2013

MARCH 14, 2013

Presenting a Check to FUSD Board President Sweeney and Superintendent Dr. Morris on 3_13_2013presenting check to FUSD Board 3_13_2013


Tricity Voice – Education in Fashion Show

MARCH 12, 2013

A Dream Came True


It was truly amazing to see how our community came together to make the March 2 ‘Education in Fashion’ show such a wonderful and memorable experience for everyone!
Arnold and Pricelle Valdecanas, with ‘Weddings and Dreams’ (a special occasions clothing store), had first proposed that Fremont Unified Student Store (FUSS) host a fashion show for high school students in Fremont Unified School District (FUSD). FUSS fully supported the idea, because it was completely in line with our goals – to provide a platform for our students to develop their potential and talents while bringing the community together to raise money to support FUSD schools and programs.
We want to thank Tricity Voice for sharing our “Education in Fashion Show” with all its readers:

Don’t Miss Out: Good Show, Good Cause, Good Prizes

FEBRUARY 18, 2013

Raffle Prizes Include iPod Nanos, iPod Shuffles, Flowers from Fremont Flowers….photo_45_8f64edphoto_58_b9a9eb

For the first time, students from all 6 FUSD high schools have an opportunity to model on the same stage! FUSS offers this rare and special modeling experience not only because FUSS wants to help students gain modeling skills, but also help them develop confidence as well as team spirit.

Come see the students transform on stage! Cheer for them as they step outside their comfort zone to take on this new challenge.

Date: March 2, 2013Saturday
Place: Mission San Jose High School (RM C120)
41717 Palm Ave., Fremont, CA


TV Production Internship Opportunities

FEBRUARY 8, 2013



We are very excited about the positive responses that we have been getting since the FUSS/DDTV internship positions were shared on our newsletter two days ago.

To make sure that interns will have the best learning experience, only 5 interns will be accepted at one time. Please see the following positions and requirements.

Please be reminded that the internship location will be in Santa Clara.

Internship Positions Available:

  • Videographer & Editor
  • TriCaster Broadcaster Control
  • Graphic & Web Designer
  • Translator/Writer/Reporter
  • Managing Assistant/Stage Assistant


  • 4 – 12 hours per week for at least 4 weeks
  • Interested in Internet and Media
  • Some prior knowledge and skills preferred
  • Willing to learn and try new things
  • Multi-tasking
  • Organized
  • Self-disciplined
  • Reliable
  • Responsible
  • Need to have your own transportation to Santa Clara

For students who have applied, we will contact you as soon as we can. If you are not selected as our first group of interns, do not be discouraged, because there will be other opportunities.


FUSS FOCUS In Partnership with DDTV

FEBRUARY 6, 2013

If you are a FUSD junior high or high school student and you are interested in learning more about TV production, please contact FUSS

Internship Positions Available:

Videographer & Editor
TriCaster Broadcaster Control
Graphic & Web Designer
Managing Assistant/Stage Assistant


4 – 12 hours per week for at least 4 weeks
Interested in Internet and Media
Some prior knowledge and skills preferred
Willing to learn and try new things
Need to have your own transportation
Positions are limited. Applicants will be interviewed and selected by FUSS/DDTV Team at the Team’s discretion.

If selected, students may have the opportunity to participate in the video production for FUSS Education in Fashion Show on March 2, 2013. Service learning hours will be available for high school students.

We are planning to offer Summer Camp for FUSD students. Details to follow in April/May, 2013.


Spring Break Test Prep Camp

FEBRUARY 5, 2013

star-prep-test-flyer (2)Shooting Stars is a small group of high school students who are dedicated to provide test prep camps to 3rd – 6th graders and use the funds generated to set up grants for various educational needs.

FUSS is happy to support these high school students in their endeavor to help younger students develop test taking skills and disciplines.

Shooting Stars is offering a Spring Test Pep Camp in April. Local high school students with good testing skills and experience can sign up to coach.

Date:    April 1 – April 5, 2013
Time:    5:00pm – 6:00pm
6:15pm – 7:15pm
Location:   Fremont Adult School, MPR, 4700 Calaveras Ave, Fremont, CA
Cost:   $40 per week

Limited Spots – First Come First Served

Please Click Here for more information.


Education in Fashion Show

FEBRUARY 2, 2013

Dear Friends,

We hope to have about 1,000 local residents attending the 2 shows which feature many student models and performers.

Education-in-Fashio-from-logo-design3We would like to invite you and/or your business to participate by donating a raffle prize or placing an ad in our 5”x7” glossy show program.

The following ad sizes are available. Please specify the size you wish to purchase (subject to availability):

¼ page ad (business card size – 2.5” x 3.5”):$25 b/w / $50 color
½ page ad (5” x 3.5”): $35 b/w / $75 color
Full page ad (5”x7”): $150 b/w / $250 color
Full back page, color: $350

To purchase your tickets, please click:

Ticket Purchase Link for Matinee Show from 2-4pm

Ticket Purchase Link for Evening Show from 6-8pm

To place your ad, please register here to donate raffle basket items or to place an ad in our program.
Thank you for your anticipated participation.


AMC 10/12 Waiting List

FEBRUARY 1, 2013

A few days ago, Fremont Unified Student Store (FUSS) found out that many Fremont students who wish to take the AMC 10/12 tests will not be able to take them because of the limited capacity.

Without any hesitation, FUSS Team decided to make it possible for these students. With the support from Fremont Adult School, FUSS Team quickly put together the test dates and location.

The online registration in these 2 days has been very busy. Since we need to order the tests on January 30th in order to get them in time for the test on February 5, we have to close the registration by midnight tonight, January 29.

We apologize for the short notice. If you miss registering for the test, you are welcome to join our waiting list. We plan to purchase a few extra tests and will notify the students on the waiting list as space permits.

We are thankful for the opportunity to serve our students, and will continue to do what we can to help meet the needs of all of our schools.


AMC 10/12

JANUARY 26, 2013

mathFremont Unified Student Store (FUSS) is pleased to be able to offer the AMC 10 and AMC 12 tests to FUSD students. FUSS is a non-profit organization affiliated with FUSD. You can find our website at

These tests are open to all students. The tests will be offered from 4 pm to 5:30 pm on February 5 and February 20 at a location in Fremont to be determined. If your student is interested in taking one or both of these tests, please take this survey so we can see if there is enough interest and what facilities we need to procure for our students.

We probably need 30 students to hold the test. If enough students are interested, registration for the February 5 date will begin this weekend, and will close on Tuesday night, January 29, at midnight. The test will cost $10, and because we are ordering the test the next day, you will need to pay using a credit card on our website. Payment will not be refunded if you do not show up for the test. Registration for the February 20 date will be done later.

Please read the information below to learn about what the AMC tests cover, which students can take which tests, and how to prepare for the tests.

The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are both 25 question, 75 minute multiple choice examinations in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with pre-calculus concepts.

For the AMC 10, students must be under 17.5 years of age on February 5 and enrolled in grades 10 or below (even grade 3 :-). For the AMC 12, students must be under 19.5 years of age on February 5.

Your student cannot take two tests on the same day. If your student takes a test at school, and again with FUSS, the results will not be valid.

A student receives 6 points for each correct problem and 1.5 points for each unanswered problem. Students are not penalized for incorrect answers.

Calculators are not allowed.

The AMC 10 assumes knowledge of elementary algebra; basic geometry knowledge including the Pythagorean Theorem, area and volume formulas; elementary number theory; and elementary probability. What are excluded are trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry.

The AMC 12 covers the high school mathematics curriculum, excluding calculus.

You can find more information about the AMC 10 test here:

You can find previous AMC 10 tests here, so you can help prepare your student:

You can find more information about the AMC 12 test here:

You can find previous AMC 12 tests here, so you can help prepare your student:


501(c)(3) Approved!

JANUARY 15, 2013



We got our 501(c)(3) federal tax exempt status approval letter in the mail today!

Feel free to sponsor and contribute to FUSS!!!


Sponsorship Opportunities

JANUARY 11, 2013

Now that the holidays are over, schools have resumed, and FUSS has received its IRS 501(c)(3) status, FUSS is back in action!

IMG_6019_3_f35eccNot only will FUSS continue to develop products made of students’ works, FUSS will also be hosting events in partnership with individuals and organizations in our school community as well as supporting worthwhile activities held by other local non-profit and charitable organizations.

For our next event – “Education in Fashion” Show which will be held on March 2, 2013, Saturday, we are truly delighted to have the support of Mr. Eddie Cotillon – a creative director / casting / model scout / image maker, and Ms. Charlene Jones – Mrs. Northern California 2013. We anticipate about 700 local residents to attend the 2 shows which feature many FUSD high school student models and performers.

We would like to invite you and/or your business to participate by donating a raffle prize or placing an ad in our 5”x7” glossy show program.

Please kindly advise as to which of the following ad you would like to purchase (subject to availability):

¼ page ad (business card size – 2.5” x 3.5”): $25 b/w / $50 color
½ page ad (5” x 3.5”): $35 b/w / $75 color
Full page ad (5”x7”): $150 b/w / $250 color; Full back page, color: $350

Please kindly reply by emailing to before February 9, 2013, and we will confirm your order and ad copy.

2013: A Wonderful Year To Be

JANUARY 2, 2013

DSC05823b34973What comes with a new year, is a
new wish, new dream,
new strength, new hope,
and a new resolution!

Mine is to be more PATIENT
with myself and with others.
Not to rush into any plans, or
be anxious about results.

Like a tree that endures the winter snow,
I will stand firm to greet the golden sun.
Like a lake that is covered by the heavy mist,
I will wait for its clearance to face the blue sky.


Wish Everyone Peace, Joy, Hope & Love In this Special Holiday Season

DECEMBER 23, 2012


Since FUSS started in April 2012, efforts have been made to generate revenue to help FUSD schools while providing a platform for students to share their talents as well as to develop their potential, entrepreneurial skills and leadership quality.

As we are starting Year 2013, we pray and wish that through the collaborative efforts with our community, better learning environment and opportunities can be offered to our students; and stronger and more sustainable support can be provided to our schools.

Little Butterflies

DECEMBER 16, 2012

We are shocked as a nation, as people all over the world. We try to make sense of it. We want to find ways to keep it from ever happening again. We grieve the pain and loss with the families of the victims. We remember the principal, teachers, behavioral therapist and school psychologist who gave up their lives to protect the little children. We follow the story on news, media and internet. We share our thoughts and pour our hearts out with one another. We wish it was just a nightmare……., but…..


Dear ones, where are you now?
Can you hear our prayers for you?
Can you see our tears for you?
Can you feel how much you are missed
by your families, friends, teachers, classmates and pets?

Maybe, like little caterpillars you have transformed.
Maybe, you have finished the course of your natural life,
and become beautiful butterflies that carry seeds of love,
from flower, to flower, to flower, so that
Senseless and heartless killings will be no more.

Dear ones, we pray and hope that
The blood you shed was not in vain.
The gunshots that took your lives were a wake-up call.
No longer will we take peace, safety and security for granted.
No longer will we be apathetic to the mental and moral sickness of our societies.

Education In Fashion Audition

DECEMBER 3, 2012

Do you want to help raise money to support FUSD Art and Drama Programs by participating in a fashion show?

The first 25 applicants from each of the FUSD high schools will be auditioned.
Top Candidates from each high school will be selected to perform in the Education in Fashion Show.
We need a total of 36 female and 12 male models.

Participants will dress up in gowns/tux supplied by Weddings & Dreams, work with professional model agents, fashion designers and make-up artists.


When: December 20, 21, 22 (50 auditions per day)
Where: Weddings and Dreams – 40528 Albrae Street Fremont, CA 94538 (510) 438-8877
How: Online registration starts on 12/1/2012 and ends 12/16/2012

Sign up:

We will contact you to let you know the date and time of your audition

Proceeds from the Show will be given to support FUSD Art and Drama programs



NOVEMBER 18, 2012


We want to thank all of the FUSS team members, volunteers, vendors and donors for making our first FUSD district-wide talent show a great success!

We want to thank all of the students for participating in the Show.

We want to thank all of the parents, teachers and principals for supporting this event.

We want to thank all of the audience for being so kind, understanding, cooperative and patient with us.

We want to thank FUSD District office and Fremont Adult School – Principal Giudici, Vice Principal Gladys Keefer, office staff and custodians, for providing us such wonderful auditorium facility.

We want to thank Superintendent Dr. Morris for being a super emcee and joke teller!

We want to thank our 3 judges (Ms. Sharon Coco from District Office, Ms. Jeanne Batacan-Harper from Star Struck Theater, and Mr. Thomas Banuelos from Harbor Light/Fremont Christian School) for making such tough decisions.

We want to thank Resonate Movement Church for supporting us on lighting and camera.

We want to thank Walter Garcia for working with the sound and video team.

We want to congratulate ALL of the participants, because every participant is a winner!

High School – 1st place: Irvington High School – 6 students from the Irvington High’s Dance Class and Advanced Dance Club led by teacher Ms. Michelle Lau, choreographed and performed a dance named “Build a Home”. They won $1,000 and a trophy for Irvington High School.

Junior High School – 1st place: Thornton Junior High – Student, Natalie Dunn, sang “Hallelujah”, a song made popular in the movie Shrek. Her guitar accompanist, Mr. Scott Iwata, was her elementary school teacher who inspired her to sing, and is now the principal of Warm Springs Elementary School. She won $1,000 and a trophy for Thornton Junior High.

Elementary School – 1st place: Parkmont Elementary School – Parkmont’s 70-student chorus led by Ms. Cathy Strommen, sang “50 Stars – You’re a Grand Old Flag.” They won $1,000 and a trophy for Parkmont Elementary School.

Elementary School – 2nd place: Mattos Elementary School – Student, Eden Mercado sang “Greatest Love of All”. She won $600 for Mattos Elementary School.

Elementary School – 3rd place: Warm Springs Elementary School – 2 Warm Springs students, Ansal Majmudar and Tejas Venkateswaran, sang and did a traditional IndianTabla Duet. They won $400 for Warm Springs Elementary School.


FUSD’s Got Talent – All Sold Out

NOVEMBER 15, 2012

We sincerely apologize that the tickets for FUSD’s Got Talent Show on this Saturday, 11/17/2012 at Fremont Adult School Auditorium are ALL SOLD OUT now.

For people who wish to watch this Show, the DVD will be produced and available at $20/ea.

DVD can be ordered online at  (Link coming soon!)

FUSD’s Got Talent – Change of Venue 2

NOVEMBER 13, 2012

To Comply with the City of Fremont Fire Code
Venue has to be changed again to:

Fremont Adult School
4700 Calaveras Ave., Fremont, CA

Date: November 17, 2012, Saturday

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Purchase Ticket: $2 online, or $5 at the door
* Register Online:
* Deadline to buy tickets by check is November 5
* Deadline to buy tickets by credit card has been extended to 6pm November 16th.


Purchase Video: $20
NO pictures or videotaping will be allowed during the Show

Schools which have registered to participate:
(Elementary, Junior High and High Schools will compete separately for
$1,000 & a Beautiful Perpetual Trophy)

Elementary Schools:
Forest Park
Mission San Jose
Warm Springs
Junior High Schools:
High Schools:
Mission San Jose


FUSD: Excellence CD VOL. 1

NOVEMBER 13, 2012
Excellence CD, Volume 1
FUSD’s First Music CD
19 tracks submitted by talented musicians within the Fremont Unified schools — vocals and instrumentals in a variety of styles, ranging from classical to rock and pop songs.
Content List:
Don’t Know Why – Aileen Liang
Extraction – Josh Dalavai
Birds Playing in the Winter Pond – Jessica Cao
I’m Yours – Rootvij Bage
Trumpet Tune – Ethan Haman
Tabla Performance – Rootvij Bage
Skinny Love – Janis Lee
Holiday – 3 Simple Words
Bipolar – Daniel Do
Hey Girl – 3 Simple Words
Apollo – Daniel Do
Fantasie Impromptu – Stella Han
Procrastinator – Lucy Shen
Blips – Sanjay Gupta
Ripples in the Silver River – Jessica Cao
Silence – Akhil Ganti
The Forbidden City – Daniel Do
All You Need Is Music – 3 Simple Words
Chrysanthemum Flower Bed – Calvin Leung

FUSS Education In Fashion Show

NOVEMBER 4, 2012

FUSS will be holding a fashion show in March 2013.  


Do you want to help raise money to support FUSD Art and Drama Programs by participating in a fashion show?

The first 25 applicants from each of the FUSD high schools will be auditioned. Top 6 Candidates from each high school will be selected to perform in the Fashion Show.

Participants will dress up in gowns/tux supplied by Weddings & Dreams, and work with professional model agents, fashion designers and make-up artists.

Auditions will be held in January.  Signups for this will begin 12/1/2012.


The full details are yet to be planned. If you are interested in being part of the planning please come to one of our planning meetings once the talent show is over.
Meanwhile, here are some ideas from Fashion Shows that have been done at other schools:

Bellarmine HS 2011

Irvington HS 2012 Part 1

Irvington HS 2012 Part 2


Here is the invitation from Irvington HS’s Fashion Show:


FUSD’s Got Talent Update

OCTOBER 31, 2012

October 24, 2012

Talent Show - You're InvitedDON’T MISS OUT

Opportunity to Participate

WIN $1,000 and a TROPHY for your School!



Some of the Participants Include:

  • Blacow – Choir
  • Green – Band
  • Grimmer – Jam Squad
  • Leitch – Dance
  • Kennedy High – Song
  • Mission San Jose High – Syncopasians




  • Beautiful Facilities at Fremont Adult School
  • Amazing Staging and AV by Resonate Movement Church

Location: Fremont Adult School Auditorium
Date:  November 17, 2012, Saturday
Time: 2pm – 5pm

Deadline to Register to Participate: October 30, 2012
Register Online

Purchase Ticket: $2 Online or $5 at the Door
Purchase Video: $15 Online or $20 at the Door


FUSD’s Got Talent – Share Your Talent and Show You Care

OCTOBER 31, 2012

Theater Masks


Show Date: 11/17/2012

Share Your Talent and Show You Care


There are 250 homeless children and 7,400 children who are eligible for Free and Reduced Meals in our School District.

Bag of MoneyLet’s raise some money for them so that they can have a decent holiday dinner.

By Participating in the Talent Show

  • You will have a chance to win $1,000
  • and a TROPHY for your school!Trophy

High School Category – 1 prize $1,000 & 1 trophy
Junior High School Category – 1 prize $1,000 & 1 trophy
Elementary School Category – 3 prizes ($1,000/$600/$400)
& 1 trophy

Each FUSD School can submit 1 act

  • Each Act Should Not Exceed 5 Minutes
  • $10 Registration Fee for Each Act
  • Register Online

Deadline for Registration – October 30, 2012


FUSD’s Got Talent Call for Participants – September 24, 2012

SEPTEMBER 24, 2012

FUSD’s Got Talent

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Holiday season is around the corner
It is a time of joy and thanksgiving
It is a time to give and to celebrate

FUSS would like to share the holiday spirit with everyone by hosting a special Talent Show!



To raise $20,000 to be given to FUSD students whose families are struggling with extreme financial difficulties especially during this holidy season

To Participate:

Who: Every school in FUSD including Fremont Adult School & MVROP

What: Each school is invited to submit an act which best represents the spirit and talent of the school

When: Each school needs to enter its act by October 30, 2012

Contact: FUSS Talent Show Committee at

Specify: Name and Description of the Act / Number of Participants / Length of Performance (5 minutes max) / Lead Contact

Trophies & Prizes:

The best act in each of the 3 school categories –
(high school / junior high / elementary schools)
will win a trophy and $1,000 for the school


$10 to participate in the talent show
$2 admission fee per audience

Vendor Corner:

Products made of student works will be available for sale

FUSS Community Partners who wish to present products and services at this event, please contact us at

ALL revenue generated from this event will be given to FUSD homeless students and families


Back to School: Woe to Wow – September 5, 2012


Are you excited about going back to school?

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the expectations
and challenges that come with the new school year?

Are you tired of being asked to make more donations
year after year to support schools, classrooms and programs?

Do you feel frustrated that budget problems don’t ever seem to
get resolved despite how much resources and efforts are put in?

Do you feel that you really want to help, but find yourself 
inexperienced, ineffective or limited in what you can do?

Do you feel unappreciated and undervalued
not matter what or how much you contribute?

Well, you are not alone!
That’s why FUSS is here!
Not to ask you to give more money,
but to help you MAKE MONEY for schools
Supportedly, Morally, Innovatively, Legally, Ethically

FUSS meets everyone at where he or she is
FUSS works with everyone based on his or her abilities 
FUSS allows everyone to work at his or her pace and time
FUSS provides a win-win opportunity for all

Please contact us at if you want to share an idea, develop a product, design a project, create an artwork or music to be used to generate money to benefit all FUSD students


DeVry University Tour – August 27, 2012

AUGUST 30, 2012

A few of us visited DeVry University today, and were given a wonderful tour at its Fremont Campus

Do you know that DeVry University has supported Fremont Unified Schools in the past by providing the following events and services without charging any fees, and the proceeds were donated to the schools?

Rummage sale / Car shows / Career Services / Junior Achievement Partnership / Sponsored School Clubs / Free Space for AP Exams / Facility Meeting Space / Snacks & Lunch / Snow Day Events

As a Community Partner with FUSS, DeVry University is offering a wide range of opportunities to help raise money for FUSD. Some of the ideas include:

“Music Under the Stars” / Corporate Sponsorship / Dinner & Dance
/ Speaker Series / Summer Enrichment Camp



Ready for a New School Year – August 23, 2012

AUGUST 24, 2012


Summer is almost over.
As students are getting ready to go back to schools,
FUSS is getting ready to launch new products –
All made of works by students

What makes FUSD
strong and proud
the people

FUSS wants to showcase the talents of our students
FUSS wants to empower our students to dare to dream and create
FUSS wants to inspire everyone to do good for others
FUSS wants to mobilize our community to support education

Get ready to see our new products
Get ready to see our upcoming events
Get ready to share your talents and experiences
Get ready to contribute to our schools


FUSS Smart Mob Showtime! – August 4, 2012

AUGUST 24, 2012

We did it! 1:40pm, at Fremont Festival of Arts
It was so cool to see passersby getting excited as we were making a loud statement to support Fremont schools!

FUSS Smart Mob Dance Team

Aditie, Adrian, Advaith, Alina, Aviral, Nabi, Catherine, Daniel, Danika, Deepti, Dhanya, Gurpreet, Hasmin, Helen, Ingrid, Jeff, Jessica, Jonathan, Jyodi, Kalpana, Kartik, Kathy(L), Kathy(P), Lata, Latha, Mahika, Michelle, Naysa, Nidhi, Nithika, Pranit, Preet, Priyal, Priyanka, Ravneet, Renuka, Rose Marie, Sayan, Shennaya, Shivi, Sherry, Tuan Tuan, Wayne (hope we are not missing anyone!)

Our set-up area at the Fremont Festival of the Arts

Everyone arrived on time, decided on an ideal location, helped set up, and waited patiently for the cue to start.

The dance!

Dance is so much more fun when we do it with a crowd! Everyone had such a good time that some were even asking to do a repeat performance!


As an icing on the cake, we got an $100 donation from a generous elderly couple from India who were really moved by what we were doing to support our schools!

We will have more photos and video posted on our website at

Not Seeking Re-Election – August 9, 2012

AUGUST 24, 2012

Ivy Wu

Dear Friends,

This is to let you know that I have decided not to seek re-election for the Fremont Unified School Board. I have been giving it much thought and praying really hard for wisdom to make the right decision.

On the one hand, I feel that I should run because of my experience on the Board especially in the areas of budget, curriculum, and special education funding. On the other hand, I feel it is not the best use of my time and energy because the problems we face year after year are not things that we can resolve at the local school board level.

Instead of trying to change the system from within, I am hoping to bring changes from outside the system. That is why FUSS (Fremont Unified Student Store) came into being. My 8 years serving on the School Board have trained me to identify many problem areas, and prepared me to find solutions for them.

What I hope to do through FUSS is to inspire people to give, share, and work together to help make our schools better.  I believe that by doing something positive and constructive, a little at a time, we can make a gradual change to the Me-Me-Me culture that is so prevalent throughout our society.

My decision not to run is further confirmed as I see some very qualified candidates stepping up to take on the task. I feel at peace with my decision knowing that our Board will continue to do its best to serve our students without me.

My heart is for FUSD, and I will still be serving our school community, but now, by taking on a different role.

May our school district shine bright in this very confusing age as we work together to build up our schools and students.

God bless,
Ivy Wu

Fremont Unified School District
Board of Trustees, Vice President

College Survival Training – July 10, 2012

AUGUST 24, 2012

Many people are asking us about whether our College Survival Training Workshops are available only to the students who have recently graduated from high schools and are going to college in Fall 2012.

Due to the strong interests, we are making these workshops (i.e. Social Etiquette / Self-Defense) available to all juniors & seniors in high school, and 1st & 2nd year students in college.

Please register online at before the end of this month. Space is limited. First come first serve.

Date: August 3, Friday
Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm
Location: Fremont Adult School, Auditorium
                  (4700 Calaveras Avenue, Fremont)